Latest Border security News

Biden administration says 'Remain in Mexico' policy is over

Aug. 09, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, hours after a judge lifted an order in effect since December that it be reinstated. The timing had...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

US pauses plans for new border walls at oceanfront park

Aug. 04, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday agreed to pause plans for a double border wall that critics say would effectively destroy a 51-year-old oceanfront park that symbolizes friendship between the United States and Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Ex-anchor Lake, lawyer Robson in tight Ariz. GOP gov's race

Aug. 03, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Vote counting continued Wednesday in the close race to determine the Republican nominee for governor in Arizona, with former television news anchor Kari Lake narrowly leading lawyer Karrin Taylor Robson. The contest is seen as a barometer of Donald Trump's enduring...

Lebanon, Israel closer to deal in maritime border dispute

Aug. 01, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon and Israel are getting closer to reaching a deal in a more than a decade-old maritime border dispute between the two neighbors, a U.S. envoy and Lebanese officials said Monday. Lebanon and Israel have been officially at war since Israel’s creation in 1948...

US to fill border wall gaps at open area near Yuma, Arizona

Jul. 28, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday authorized completion of the Trump-funded U.S.-Mexico border wall in an open area of southern Arizona near Yuma that has become one of the busiest corridors for illegal crossings. Biden had pledged during his campaign to cease...

Micronesia's first COVID-19 outbreak balloons, causing alarm

Jul. 26, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Micronesia's first outbreak of COVID-19 grew in one week to more than 1,000 cases by Tuesday, causing alarm in the Pacific island nation. Last week, Micronesia likely became the final nation in the world with a population of more than 100,000 to...

Trump, Pence campaign for rivals in Ariz. governor's race

Jul. 23, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence, held rival campaign events in Arizona on Friday, turning the governor's race into a broader referendum on the Republican Party's future. Trump and Pence both talked up the successes of...

Trump, Pence rivalry intensifies as they consider 2024 runs

Jul. 20, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence is becoming increasingly brazen in his willingness to counter former President Donald Trump. The two will hold dueling events in Arizona on Friday as they stump for rival candidates who offer dramatically different visions of the...

Micronesia last of bigger nations to have COVID-19 outbreak

Jul. 20, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Micronesia has likely become the final nation in the world with a population of more than 100,000 to experience an outbreak of COVID-19. For more than two-and-a-half years, the Pacific archipelago managed to avoid any outbreaks thanks to its...